Mercedes-Benz E Class W211
|Also called||Mercedes-Benz E-Class|
|Production||2002–2009 2008–January 2011 (Iran) 1.5 million built|
|Assembly||Sindelfingen, Germany Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico Toluca, Mexico Beijing, China Graz, Austria (Magna Steyr) 6th of October City, Egypt Tehran, Iran (IKCO) Pekan, Malaysia (DRB-HICOM) Bogor, Indonesia|
|Body style||4-door sedan 5-door station wagon|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||petrol 1.8 I4 Kompressor 2.6 V6 3.0 V6 3.2 V6 3.5 V6 5.0 V8 5.5 V8 Kompressor 6.2 V8 diesel 2.2 I4 2.7 I5 3.0 V6 4.0 V8|
|Transmission||manual 6-speed automatic 5-speed 5G-Tronic 7-speed 7G-Tronic|
|Wheelbase||112.4 in (2,855 mm)|
|Length||2003–04 Sedan: 190.3 in (4,834 mm) 2005–06 Sedan: 189.7 in (4,818 mm) 2007–09 Sedan: 191.0 in (4,851 mm) 2004–06 Wagon: 191.7 in (4,869 mm) 2007–09 Wagon: 192.3 in (4,884 mm)|
|Width||2003–04: 71.3 in (1,811 mm) 2005–09: 71.7 in (1,821 mm)|
|Height||2003–06 Sedan: 57.0 in (1,448 mm) 2007–09 Sedan: 58.4 in (1,483 mm) 2007–09 Wagon: 59.3 in (1,506 mm) 2004–09 Wagon: 58.9 in (1,496 mm) AMG: 57.2 in (1,453 mm)|
|Designer(s)||Hartmut Sinkwitz (1999)|
E200 E220 E230 E240 E270 E280 E300 E320 E330 E400 E420 E500 E55AMG E63AMG
The Mercedes-Benz W211 is an executive car which was produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz from 2002 to 2009, under the E-Class model names. The W211 models replaced the W210 E-Class models and were superseded by the Mercedes-Benz W212 in 2009. The car was available in two body types: Sedan and Estate (Estate models were sold in Canada as Wagon).
The W219, sold as the CLS-Class "4-door coupe", was introduced as a niche model in 2005, and is based on the W211's mechanical package.
Launched in 2002, the W211 E-Class was another evolution of the previous model and was considered by the motoring media as a more competitive offering to the long-term rival BMW 5-Series (which previously was the preferred choice of the motoring media). Before North American sales began, the car was shown in the 2002 movie Men in Black II The W211 development program commenced in 1997, with design work starting later on. The final designs were chosen in 1999 and German patents were later filed on December 18, 2000 utilizing an E500 prototype. Development ended in 2001 after 48 months of development at a total cost €2 billion euros. Pilot production went into testing in the summer of 2001, the W211 E-Class debut at the Brussels Motor in January 2002
E55 AMG (2003–2006)
The E55 AMG is powered by the M113 ML55 engine, a 5.4 L V8 with a highly efficient Lysholm type supercharger manufactured by IHI. The E55's engine was tuned to 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp) and 700 N·m (520 lb·ft), the low end of the supercharged 55 range due to its longer exhaust system, compared to the SL55 AMG's engine at the high end which made 517 PS (380 kW; 510 hp) and 720 N·m (530 lb·ft). Despite this, Car and Driver reported in their testing that the E55 AMG was faster than the SL55 AMG. The E55 AMG was the fastest four door car in Mercedes-Benz's lineup at the time, being quicker than the C32 AMG and S55 AMG, and it posts faster acceleration than the 2003 Brabus E V12 biturbo (verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest saloon car in the world at the time) as well. Some enthusiasts have bumped the E55 AMG's output to 505 horsepower with minimal modifications including using an intake part from the SL55 AMG.
The supercharged 5.4 L V8 engine was mated to the Speedshift 5-speed automatic transmission, which has a torque capacity of 796 lb·ft (1,079 N·m), as the newer 7G-Tronic introduced in 2003 is limited to 542 lb·ft (735 N·m), not enough to handle the torque from the supercharged V8.
The E320 CDI used a 2,987 cc (2.987 L; 182.3 cu in) in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine, that made 224 PS (165 kW; 221 hp)@3800 and 510 N·m (380 lb·ft)@1600–2800.
The W211 was updated for the 2007 model year, to address quality and technical issues raised by earlier models. There was new standard and optional equipment, which enabled the W211 to hold its own against its competitors. Sensotronic was dropped due to customer complaints about its software, while Pre-Safe (w/o brake support) was made standard. The announced vehicle was unveiled in 2006 New York International Auto Show.In total, 29 model variants were available, with 16 Saloons and 13 Estates. New standard equipment included PRE-SAFE active protection, NECK-PRO head restraints, flashing brake lights, tyre pressure monitor. The optional Intelligent Light System included bi-xenon headlamps and 5 different lighting functions. The bodies were restyled including redesigned headlamps, front spoiler, rear lights and steering wheel.
Coinciding with the minor model update, the largest factory built engine in the E-class range, the E500 (badged E550 in some countries), had its engine size increased from 5 litres to 5.5 litres in 2006. There is also an AMG model badged E63 AMG and other tuning house installations. Mercedes-Benz introduced their BlueTec Diesel system to the E-Class at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as the E320 CDI BlueTec. BlueTec is a two-phase system for cleaning diesel emissions. The first phase makes the E320 CDI legal in 45 of the 50 United States (plus the District of Columbia). The second phase uses urea for further reductions to meet the more stringent standards of California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. Sales of E320 CDI BlueTec began in autumn 2006 as a 2007 model, while sales of 50-state legal models with urea injection were introduced in the 2009 model year.
E63 AMG (2007–2009)
The E63 AMG was the refreshed high-performance model of the W211, replacing the E55 AMG. Besides the Saloon, it was also offered in the Estate body style to compete with the new wagon versions of the BMW M5 (E61) and Audi RS6 (C6), though those two high-performance wagons were never sold in North America.
This engine had a high-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block with twin-wire arc spray coated running surfaces. Compression ratio is 11.3:1. According to many auto journalists, the E63 AMG was one of the quickest production sports sedans in the world. Both the sedan (saloon) and wagon had a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of 4.4 seconds. Compared to the previous E55 AMG, the E63 AMG had more horsepower but less torque, enabling it to be mated to the newer 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, making it quicker than the E55 AMG.
While the E55 AMG and E550 had the standard Mercedes Airmatic DC suspension with adaptive damping, the E63 AMG had the AMG-tuned Airmatic suspension which with the stability control turned off gave it far better driving dynamics than its predecessors.
The AMG Performance package P030 added electronic speed limiter deletion, limited-slip rear differential, alcantara sports steering wheel, stiffer valving Airmatic suspension over the standard AMG tuned Airmatic, AMG 18 in (457 mm) 5-spoke multi-piece wheels, and optional AMG carbon fibre trim.
It was an armoured version with category B4 protection level. Engine choices included E320 CDI, E350, and E500. The vehicles were reinforced with steel and aramid. Other safety equipment included Michelin MOExtended run-flat tyres with pressure loss warning system. All modes had a top speed of 240 kilometres per hour (150 mph).
E320/300 Bluetec (2007–2009)
Commonrail Direct Injection with a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, launched in the USA as the E320 BlueTEC in 2007 and in Europe as the E300 BlueTEC in 2008. The W211 never had a urea injection system throughout its production. The Bluetec name was only adopted to have consistency between the petrol and diesel nomenclature.
Exterior Paint Colors
040 Black, 185 Jade Black metallic, 189 Black Opal metallic, 197 Obsidian Black metallic, 353 Platinum Blue metallic, 359 Capri Blue metallic, 567 Bordeaux Red metallic, 693 Desert Silver metallic, 723 Pewter metallic, 744 Brilliant Silver metallic, 747 Granite Grey metallic, 753 Tectite Grey metallic, 816 Everest Green metallic, 904 Midnight Blue, 960 Alabaster White, Iridium Silver metallic (replaces Brilliant Silver), 368 Flint Grey metallic (replaces Tectite Grey), Baralo Red (replaces Bordeaux Red), Special Order 'Designo Colors': 029 Designo Silver metallic, 033 Designo Mocha Black metallic, 041 Designo Graphite metallic